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Ral Partha Witch Casting Spell by Dennis Mize

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1 hour ago, Fire_Eyes said:

It looks like it's still in the store!

 

I had to go check, because I use the dark elf triad for everything too

Thank you, baby Jesus!!  

 

Honestly, since I discovered the shades I've used the dark elf skin colors for lots of different shading. Working right now on a regal purple cloak, which is a dark tone already so started out with  a dark elf skin wash, and then after that a dark elf shadow skin wash, and later walnut brown and finally black. Tonight I get to do the highlights on it.

34 minutes ago, vhaidra said:

I just can join the choir: Great painting again and top colour selection. This looks really good with the dark skin and the white hair. I see some shadows at the white hair by the way. Face is great again as always ::D:

Thanks again Vhaidra, what disturbs me is there are shadows/shading in the top of her head too, but the light is too heavy there apparently when I was photographing and none of it shows up.

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2 hours ago, 72moonglum said:

Thanks again Vhaidra, what disturbs me is there are shadows/shading in the top of her head too, but the light is too heavy there apparently when I was photographing and none of it shows up.

 

I`ve tried a photo correction with my graphic software and this is the best result I could achieve.

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Are you experianced in using graphic software? Do you know what "curves" are? If "yes" then you can use curves for correcting such issues. At least a little bit. Everything what is really washed out by the light is gone forever of course, means where no image information is there can`t be anything corrected, but as long as there is any image information then you can normally fix it pretty well and easy with the tool for the curves.

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No idea until now what Curves are!  I did just a couple of nights ago get a new Apple computer, so I might be able to play around with their photo editing software to see what I can do.  Thanks for the tip!

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Look for something which looks this way:

https://www.diyphotography.net/confused-tone-curves-work-use/

 

You normally find this function among the menu: "Edit" > "contrast".

With curves you can edit shadows, midtones and highlights separately. This is impossible with normal editing functions like brightness, contrast and so on.

 

It looks complicated, but in fact it is pretty easy. Normally you just have to make this straight diagonal line in this editing window shaped as an S curve for making good contrast at your photos. In the case of your photo I just diminisihed the highlights a little bit. If you can find this tool at your apple software, just play around with it, you will find out very quickly how it works.

 

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3 hours ago, vhaidra said:

Look for something which looks this way:

https://www.diyphotography.net/confused-tone-curves-work-use/

 

You normally find this function among the menu: "Edit" > "contrast".

With curves you can edit shadows, midtones and highlights separately. This is impossible with normal editing functions like brightness, contrast and so on.

 

It looks complicated, but in fact it is pretty easy. Normally you just have to make this straight diagonal line in this editing window shaped as an S curve for making good contrast at your photos. In the case of your photo I just diminisihed the highlights a little bit. If you can find this tool at your apple software, just play around with it, you will find out very quickly how it works.

 

That’s the beautiful thing with today’s technology, you can monkey around with things as much as you want and delete whatever doesn’t work! Danke nochmal!

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